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Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative

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The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is a subscription service providing Molloy's research community with comprehensive online training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) and human subjects research (HSR). If you are an investigator, research team member, or student doing human subjects research, you must take the “Responsible Conduct of Research” course and a “Human Subjects Research Course” to submit a research protocol to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or to be listed as part of the research team. 

CITI Program's HSR series consists of modules from two basic tracks, Biomedical (Biomed) and Social-Behavioral-Educational (SBE), and additional modules of interest. You only need to successfully complete one of these tracks (Biomed OR SBE) to meet the required HSR training course.  


CITI program content is organized into modules, which can be thought of as lessons. Modules are composed of text, images, and video content which generally follow a standard format: It begins with an introduction of the topic(s) to be covered, then provides a set of learning objectives; after that comes the primary material, broken up into sections, followed by a concluding summary section. Each module may take 10-30 minutes to complete. You can leave and come back to the site using your CITI username and password and quizzes can be retaken to achieve a higher score until a passing score is achieved. 


For all current information on creating a CITI account and required courses to conduct HSR in compliance with Molloy University’s IRB’s policies and procedures, please access the video tutorials below. Please note that all Molloy IRB forms can be accessed at IRBNet once you have established your account.


Training Energizer 1 - Registering and Creating an Account in IRBNet


Training Energizer 2 - Submitting an IRB Package in IRBNet



Presentation #1 June 14, 2021



CITI Training Presentation June 14, 2021


Contact Information

Patricia A. Eckardt, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. 

Chair, Molloy University Institutional Review Board 

Professor, Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing and Health Sciences